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The Labor Abuses of Ellen DeGeneres

Eileen Jones Jacobin
Ellen DeGeneres’s reputation as the kindest celebrity in America has finally been shattered. But it’s not just her “mean streak” that’s the problem — it’s that she’s an exploitative boss, who cheated her employees at the height of the pandemic.

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Generous Ellen Grants Bare Standard of Living to Her Serfs

William Hughes AV Club
You know you’re not doing great when you make a public show of giving some new privileges and benefits to your employees in the wake of a scandal, and the general reaction is “Wait, you weren’t letting people take paid time off to go to the doctor?"

Musicians’ Pension Fund Says It’s Going Broke

Steve Wishnia LaborPress
More than 120 multiemployer pension funds—plans that cover workers who regularly work for different employers, largely in trucking, mining, construction, and entertainment—are considered in danger of insolvency. They cover about 1.3 million workers.

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Louis C.K. Is Done

Matt Zoller Seitz Vulture
A New York Times investigation published today put names and specifics to unsourced stories that had been circulating for years, alleging that the filmmaker-performer pressured five female colleagues to watch or listen to him masturbate.
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